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    of dealing with death.  There's a pretty high body count, yet each individual demise becomes an opportunity for high comedy.  We laugh, and the novel will laugh with us.  But it won't cry.  Perhaps this was a nod to time and place.  As far as the poetry of the time suggests, life in America in the late nineteenth century was not exactly cheerful.   Take this poem, published less than a year before Huckleberry Finn, as just one example: When I am gone - Say!  Will the glad wind wander, wander

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    Robert Burns

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    Robert Burns was born January 25, 1759, son to a dirt poor farmer and a mother who never learned to write her own name. He held many jobs before making a name for himself as a poet, to include a farmer and excise officer. Burns was famed for his poetry and songs and has been called Scotland’s answer to Shakespeare. He was also renowned for his excessive drinking and womanizing, one such biographer, Ian McIntyre, remarked that Burns was “incapable of addressing a woman, on paper or in the flesh,

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    “What was the Progressive Movement?”[1] Historian Peter G. Filene presents this question in his article, “An Obituary for ‘The Progressive Movement’”, in order to introduce the reality that for decades scholars struggled to propose an answer to this question. They have and still do struggle because there are many ways to consider this question and qualify the Progressive Era: such as its definition, time frame, significant turning points and important people, goals, successes, and failures. Given

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    Interpreting American Progressivism

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    ongoing dialogue concerning their research. One of the first historians to make a major mark regarding the Progressive Era was Richard Hofstadter in his book The Age of Reform, published in 1955. Other prominent works include Peter G. Filene’s “Obituary for the Progressive Movement” , published in 1970, Richard L. McCormick’s “The Discovery that Business Corrupts Politics” , published in 1981, and Paula Baker’s “The Domestication of Politics” , published in 1984. While there are recurring themes

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    Life in The Death of Ivan Ilyich

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    Life in The Death of Ivan Ilyich In Leo Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich, the story begins with the death of the title character, Ivan Ilyich Golovin.  Ivan's closest friends discover his death in the obituary column in chapter one, but it is not until chapter two that we encounter our hero.  Despite this opening, while Ilyich is physically alive during most of the story's action he only becomes spiritually alive a few moments before his death. The life of Ivan Ilyich, we are told,

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    friends at HBO, the Mafia Minstrel Show has been legitimized as a mainstream genre, not unlike westerns or love stories. So why has the Mafia Minstrel Show survived for the past 70 years? It is very simple, IT MAKES MONEY!!!!! I remember reading the obituary for Mario Puzo. It listed the sales of his books, his wonderful novel about Italian American immigrants, The Fortunate Pilgrim, had sold maybe 10,000 copies and The Godfather, a novel that featured the Mafia Minstrel Show, had sold 15 million copies

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    religion

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    finger of St. Catherine of Siena." (Maynard, 290) Her life was so ordinary that when she lay dying, she heard two Sisters talking in the kitchen, saying that they wondered what the Reverend Mother would find to say about Therese went she sent out her obituary notices. Therese did experience the phenomenon of what is called second sight, but that is a known psychic symptom and has no necessary connection with holiness. If she was a mystic at all she belonged to that class which enjoys nothing more than

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    The Progressive Movement

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    rapid industrial growth in the last quarter of the 19th century. This explanation has proven to be a woefully inadequate in the face of the complexities that characterize these times. In Richard Hofstadter’s The Age of Reform, Peter Filene’s “An Obituary for the Progressive Movement,” Richard McCormick’s “The Discovery that Business Corrupts Politics,” and Paula Baker’s “The Domestication of Politics” each author asserts their own unique interpretations of the progressive movement. These distinct

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    History

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    various perspectives is the study of American Progressivism that was started in 1955 by Richard Hofstadter in his controversial book entitled The Age of Reform. His theory of the Progressive Movement is explored and questioned by Peter Filene’s “An Obituary for ‘The Progressive Movement’,” Richard McCormick’s “The Discovery that Business Corrupts Politics: A Reappraisal of the Origins of Progressivism,” and Paula Baker’s “The Domestication of Politics: Women and American Political Society, 1780-1920

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    Kurt Cobain

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    the media's attention and the almost total loss of privacy that came with it (Kurt Kobain's Obituary). Kurt had secretly suffered from an illness that caused severe stomach pains for more that seven years, which caused him to contemplate suicide almost everyday. This constant abdominal pain led to deep "melancholic depression verging of schizophrenia, and frequent bouts of narcolepsy" (Kurt Kobain's Obituary). Doctors were of no help to him, so he found escape in heroin. For years he fought his addiction

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